Discussions Regarding the Preschool Observation Checklist and Evaluation Tool (POCET)

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

POCET Science Example

POCET provides four basic activities for each of the 68 Developmental Guidelines which provide a scope and sequence of skills for Language, Literacy and Mathematics, plus five other domains of learning.

Here is an example for the Science domain:
What's the Weather?
Show the children pictures of different weather patterns, such as rain, snow, sunshine and wind. Ask the children what they like to do in each of these weather conditions. How does it affect the clothing that they wear? Set up a small weather station or weather map at circle time. Assign a child to determine each day what type of weather is occurring outside. Change the weather station indicator to reflect the current weather conditions.

2 Comments:

  • Are there any other products like this out there? I don't see any others that push Developmentally Appropriate Order! It's impossible to teahc a child math without first wokring thrugh sorting and patterning, for example. It seems so common sense to me.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:14 PM  

  • I am not aware of any products that place skills in developmental order in an understandable way. Creative Curriculum tries that approach but many teachers find it so comprehensive that it is difficult to understand the sequence. It also requires extensive training.

    By Blogger POCET, at 2:01 PM  

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